Vascular Anomalies of the Oral Cavity: Review of Classification and Treatment Applied to Two Clinical Cases

2020 • Volume 14 • Issue 1

Coral Torres M.; Josefina Santana L.; Rodrigo Bravo A. & Marcelo Mardones M.



Vascular anomalies of the head and neck are a group of lesions that affect blood and lymph vessels where treatment remains a challenge. The updated classification of head and neck vascular anomalies is the modified Mulliken classification, which subdivides them into a) vascular tumors and b) vascular malformations. In this report, we present two clinical cases of male patients, with diagnosis of vascular anomalies affecting the lip and hard palate, diagnosed as arteriovenous malformation and venous malformation, respectively. These lesions were completely treated with conservative (sclerosing agents) and/or surgical (complete surgical exeresis of the lesion) treatments, achieving a complete remission. Consequently, we present a review of the literature focused on the current classification, current and future therapeutic approaches.

KEY WORDS: vascular anomalies, vascular malformation, vascular neoplasms, oral cavity.


How to cite this article

TORRES, M. C.; SANTANA, L. J.; BRAVO, A. R. & MARDONES, M. M. Vascular anomalies of the oral cavity: Review of classification and treatment applied to two clinical cases. Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(1):48-54, 2020.


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